Anderson, Indiana is a small town a little over an hour north of Indianapolis. There’s not a lot to do or see there, however my grandparents lived there for most of my childhood, so I have lots of memories of summers and holidays spent in the town until they decided to move down to our area of the state.
I haven’t been back much since they moved, but Hanson was playing at the casino up there, so of course I had to go! Especially since it was only an hour drive from Indianapolis. My friend Lacy came up from London, KY and gave me the task of finding a place to eat.
What you’ll find in Anderson is mostly chains or fast food restaurants, but thanks to Yelp, I discovered a cute little farm to table place in the heart of downtown. Farm Society has only been open a little over a year, but it’s a lovely place that’s worth stopping at if you’re in the area and looking for healthy options.
The inside is just darling and an Instagrammers dream, right down to the seated waiting area with the greenery wall and bold lights that spotlight the restaurants name marquee.
The menu changes depending on what’s in season and we had several different options to choose from including salads, black bean burgers, steak, pasta and a couple seafood dishes. Ingredients are locally sourced from farmers in Madison County. Our drinks were also served with the cutest paper straws!
I decided on a BBQ chicken sandwich with a side of garlic parmesan mashed potatoes and green beans, which were cooked to perfection. They were hot, fresh and I felt like I was eating green beans from my mom and dad’s garden. The rest of my meal was also delicious, especially the potatoes which had some kind of a fresh herb that topped them and gave the dish so much flavor.
Lacy got a steak and my friend Jenny and her mom got salads along with a slice of chocolate cake. Peep our food photos below (photo cred for the cake goes to Jenny).
Even though it was a Friday night, it wasn’t too busy; I’m not sure what their peak hours are but we had no problems getting a table around 6:30. The service was also good and our food came out in a timely manner.
So if you find yourself in the area or looking for a road trip for brunch or dinner, definitely stop in and support this lovely business that was much needed in the town of Anderson. I hope to go back and get some cake!